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a deal on raising the debt ceiling by this summer is an impetus i think could yield some type of an agreement over the next couple of months or so. >> you know what? bygo. you are right. can you have a raising or adjusting of the debt limit without a budget? it can't happen, right? >> well, it can happen. but there has to be agreement on the parameters of a deal. the president said he is not negotiating over the debt ceiling. but in a way he is. whether you have two separate deals one on cutting the budget and one raising the debt ceiling, republicans won't raids the debt ceiling without anything in return. the president knows that. the fact they're talking and that didn't happen before, and maybe partisanship is coming back. there is more bipartisan than last year. >> eric: let me add this. >> jamie: republicans may get something they don't want, the higher taxes. again. >> right. >> jamie: is that a deal-breaker? how do they come together on that? >> the republicans, they would raise some taxes. they say if you are going to use the revenue to lower other taxes. another discu
lawmakers will square off on whether to raise the debt ceiling. at the recent clinton global initiative, the president recognized students from the university of virginia who won the top prize for their efforts in educating peers about the debt. >> i'm grateful for the passion many students has shown for this issue. they are creative in the competition. they made youtube videos and held social media contests. >> let's bring in team leader one of the five students who spearheaded the projects. good morning. congratulations. >> thank you, chris. >> so you won the top prize. you got to meet with president clinton. not bad. tell us about your project. >> sounds great. so the campaign was focused on getting students involved in the conversation and making sure that they're active in the learning process before we graduate and before we become representatives in any way or become leaders in our respective fields. our campaign focused on 31 initiatives that got students united with their community members and their representatives. we hosted senator mark warner to connect our representatives w
for the first time during the debt ceiling deal and you know, we were in a very polarized state of mind then. it was a very tough situation and gabby's presence melted a lot of frozen hearts on the house floor. and given that we've had someone so close to us affected directly by gun violence, hopefully you know, if there's anybody that can impact a frozen republican heart, gabby can. iรง think also, it's important note, chris, that tomorrow we will dedicate the zimmerman room in honor of gabby's staffer who was the first staffer killed in the line of duty who was killed during the tucson shooting and we'll dedicate that room in the capital visitors' center tomorrow. >> we have seen, some of the newtown victims' families, obviously having an effect, 16 republicans crossing over cloture to start the debate. the emotional appeal on this issue at least right now is paying political dividends. >> it's just common sense. >> yes, ma'am. >> this is beyond emotion, it's common-sense. >> okay, i want to switch to immigration. a topic important to you as a congresswoman from florida. i want to ask you
to unfold and as the debt ceiling once again approaches. indeed, it was made all the more worrisome by the house republican hearing yesterday that focus on the debt ceiling in terms of the possibility of prioritizing our obligations, obligations all emanating from congressional actions. we cannot continue on this dangerous path. hopefully this hearing will serve a constructive opportunity to embrace a different path. i yield back. >> thank you very much, mr. levitt. again, it's my pleasure to welcome secretary jack lew back to the committee on ways and means. we look forward to your testimony. the committee has received your written statement. it will be made a part of the formal record. secretary lew, you're recognized for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and thank you, mr. chairman, ranking member levin, for your gracious welcome here today. it's an honor to appear and to visit the president's budget for next year. and i sit here as the chairman noted, surrounded by four decades of memories of many important occasions. when bipartisan cooperation has moved the country for
they have to raise the debt ceiling again or else the u.s. could default on its credit. i think that is the sort of mechanism by which we're going to have more -- somebody is going to have to take some action. the question is how big. the president still on this offensive. i think what we have heard from republicans is they're genuinely impressed that the president has gone to these lengths. he's made them feel comfortable in the meetings but the problem is the president in showing good faith to talk about cutting entitlements and social security, he's angered some democrats and he doesn't have a lot of wiggle room now. he's hoping republicans meet him halfway. the problem still is the taxes. the republicans say they raised it in january. the president got what he wanted, albeit less than he want, but they don't want to do that again. let's have the budget cuts without that. i think that's the problem. as much as the president is wining and dining, i think this is where the sticking point will continue to be. >> you talk about no wiggle room. not only does he have critics on the
by the amount raised the debt ceiling, 2.1 cheyenne. 1.1 trillion was sequestered. if the agreement was not reached by the committee in the committee did not reach an agreement, there is no provision in the budget control act agreement to raise taxes. the president did raise taxes $600 billion, there was never an agreement to raise taxes. so that's where we've got a loggerhead. this is the problem. at the end of debate i remember when the president guaranteed the american people sequester wouldn't happen. but it is happening. it's happening right now in the law. the house has proposed a budget that eliminates cuts on the defense department, besides other cuts to replace them when. the president is saying he wants to eliminate the sequester are apparently indicates he does, but he wants to do it raising taxes and that is a nonstarter. under our current day, we increase spending every year. the difficulty is that pointed out before our committee so many times is half the reductions in spending and sequester file on the defense department come which only make ucmj six of the spending i
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